No Grapes Necessary: Explore Wine’s Alternative Universe
Wineries in almost every state create award-winning wines from berries, orchard fruit, artisan honey, even pumpkins and rhubarb; lending rural, old-time recipes new levels of craftsmanship.
But these wines are made in small batches, and finding them in stores is nearly impossible.
Now, acquiring them is easy. Use our searches — below and the to the left — to find the artisan fruit wines you want, shippable to the state of your choice, and order them direct from the wineries themselves. 21+ only.
We currently feature 157 handmade fruit wines, hard ciders, and fruit-based spirits. And we’re adding more all the time. Have fun exploring!
“But year after year I come back to this place/ just to remember the taste/ of strawberry wine.”
— Deana Carter
“Oh, don’t you be like me/ drink your good sweet cherry wine/ and let that whiskey be.”
Pumpkin, maple, chocolate-hazelnut, key lime, dandelion, rhubarb… whether bark, nut, vegetable, root, common lawn weed or rare fruit, these “exotic” wines are all handcrafted by fearless and talented artisans.
“Cider apples furnish one of the most cogent arguments to prove that Providence had the production of alcoholic liquors directly in its eye.”
— George Saintsbury
“The history of the term honeymoon dates back to the Norse, who would drink a quantity of mead (honey wine) for the first month (moon) of marriage.”
— The Voice, U.K. newspaper
“Eau de vie is the French word meaning ‘water of life.’ They are clear, pure distillates of fermented and mashed fruit.”
— Steve McCarthy, Clear Creek Distillery, Portland, Oregon